Mama Diaries

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Great Cookie Hunt

It's that time of year.  Time to bake Christmas cookies.  The problem at my pad, is that the cookies seem to disappear not long after they're baked.  One year, I went into the freezer, where supposedly 120 chocolate chip cookies were waiting to be put on trays.  But when I opened the containers, the only thing I found was a note that said, "Num Num Num."  My husband had eaten all of them!

After that experience, I felt the best thing to do was hide the cookies.  I came up with all kinds of great places to hide them, and they were never found.  My family was not pleased about this arrangement.  Especially my husband.  So this year he thinks he's going to outsmart me.

I overheard a conversation between him and my kids.  It went like this:

"Where do you think Mama hides the cookies, Daddy?"

"I don't know, Bubba.  But I'm going to find them this year!"

"I know where she hides them," my daughter said.

"Where?" asked my husband.

"I'm not telling!" she replied.

I chuckled to myself.  She gets brownie points from the Mama for that one!

Bubba got up.  "I have an idea," he said.  "Hold on a minute."

I heard him go down to the basement.  A few minutes later he came back up.

"A metal detector?" asked my husband.

"Yeah, Daddy.  She hides them in tins.  The metal detector will help us find them!"

Okay.  New plan.  All cookies will be stored in plastic Tupperware containers!
  

63 comments:

  1. Funny funny. But hey, if you want, I'll send you some chicken men that I made for the pups. But I'll shape them like candy canes and Santa heads. They can find those. Ewwww.

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  2. He's thinking very strategically! lol!
    They'll smell those cookies baking and it may just heighten all their .. finders keepers cookie muncher senses :)

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  3. He ate a hundred and twenty cookies? Wonder that didn't put him into a diabetic coma.

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    1. It was over the course of about two weeks. I'm sure he would've died if he had eaten them in one sitting!

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  4. How long did it take him to eat one hundred twenty cookies? I'm quite impressed that he's still alive.

    Love,
    Janie

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  5. Wow, he sure can pack away the cookies lol

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  6. LOL! I so enjoy reading your posts, Sherry. They always make me chuckle. And your son is too smart for his own good. haha

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    1. He is too smart for his own good. I'll have to watch him when he's a teenager!

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  7. Everyone in your house is creative, Sherry. I hope it took your husband a long time to eat all of them! They must have been irresistible! Hope you have better luck hiding them this year.

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    1. Two weeks. It would've taken me two years!

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  8. That Bubba is one smart cookie. (sorry...)

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  9. I've never been able to hide cookies for any appreciable length of time. When the Girl Scouts are selling thin mints, I plant some in the freezer - I might as well just put some directly in our collective mouths.

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    1. Girl Scout cookies are hard to resist! Our freezer was packed with them when I was the cookie mom for our troop.

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  10. That, Bubba. Always thinking!! :)

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  11. Bubba is one smart kid!

    My mom used to bake all the time and put cookies in the garage freezer (our extra full freezer). The problem- when she would go to get the cookies- the containers would be empty thanks to my brothers and their friends. They would go and grab cookies while they were playing basketball and didn't even care that they were in the freezer. :)

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    1. My mom used to count the cookies. And she always knew when someone had been eating them!

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  12. Daddy is smarter but mummy is smartest of all.

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    1. I have to stay ten steps ahead of these guys!

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  13. Points to Bubba for being creative and outsmarting Daddy, points to daughter for sticking up for Mama, and points do Mama for making cookies. Negitive points to the Daddy though for eating so many cookies!

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  14. Hehe the great Christmas Cookie Hunt, sounds like a movie title! There's nothing like a freshly baked cookie.

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    1. Or a book title. Yes. Cookies are hard to resist!

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  15. You would have to hide your cookies from me, too. I chomp them down whenever I find them.

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    1. Haha! I'll make sure I do that, so you can't find them if you ever stop by!

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  16. Great title for a cosy mystery, I think this has the beginnings of a great novel.

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    1. You may be right. I should jot this one down.

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  17. Wonderful post Sherry, hope they don't find them.
    Enjoy your week-end.

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    1. Me too. I really don't feel like baking extras!

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  18. How clever of the little man! I hope your cookies are well hidden. Have a great weekend! :)

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  19. They really like their cookies. I would hide them as well if this always happened.

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    1. It's very frustrating to try to make trays, and find you have no cookies!

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  20. Great story... Bubba is going places in his life!

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  21. You are going to have be a step ahead at all times! Vaya con dios, amiga.

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    1. Haha! At least ten steps ahead with my boys!

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  22. Well at least you know you're doing something right with the cookies if your husband eats 120 of them in one sitting!

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    1. It wasn't one sitting. It was over two weeks. But yes, those cookies are pretty amazing.

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  23. Hahaha, I can't help laughing (sorry) seeing the empty cookie tin. Well on one hand, it's a really great compliment. Your cookies must be so damned good that they'd get metal detectors to find them.

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    1. I was so mad at him! Yes. Those cookies are awesome. The ones he ate are the famous chocolate chip recipe. I only make them for Christmas because they're so decadent!

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  24. Smart kid! Great story. I've sworn off cookies (and ice cream) this year and only strayed from the path of righteousness a couple times so far. Lost 20 pounds in the process.

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    1. Very good! That's some serious will power!

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  25. haha this is too funny. And now I want cookies!

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    1. I'm kind of thinking the same thing. I'd better not raid my stash! ;0)

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  26. No such thing as a bad cookie. With the possible exception of the disastrous "Grandpa's Toe" promotion by Famous Amos.

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  27. And here I get sick after eating 2-3 cookies in one sitting. Those must be some AWESOME cookies.

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    1. They are awesome! He seems to have no trouble putting down ten cookies in one sitting.

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  28. Um "brownie" points for the cookies. How about that. Very good and your daughter is clever.

    Gary :)

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  29. That boy of yours is a genius, but we all know you're even smarter!
    Merry Christmas, Sherry :-)

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